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Aphex EXBB-500 Aural Exciter and  Optical Big Bottom Processor

    Aphex EXBB-500 Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom Processor

    Manufacturer: Aphex

    Item #: APX-EXBB-500   •   MFG #: EXBB-500


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    THE NEW APHEX EXBB 500 is a 500 Series version of the popular Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom processors. Small, portable, interchangeable and easy to use, the new EXBB 500 provides the performance of Aphex’s legendary EXCITER in a mono module, allowing artists and engineers to configure the exact number of channels needed, in a convenient and affordable way. Aphex 500 Series modules are designed to fit in industry-standard 500 Series racks from API, Radial Engineering, A Designs, Empirical Labs and Tonelux. A rack full of 500 Series modules creates a “custom” and portable solution with devices an engineer can easily reconfigure by simply swapping out modules as needed.

    Close to a million Aphex Aural Exciters have been used in recording studios, broadcast facilities, concert arenas, musicians’ equipment racks, DJ systems, houses of worship, auditoriums, theaters and sports venues. The Aural Exciter’s patented technology has often been imitated but never duplicated. It remains one of the leading audio enhancement devices worldwide – for voice, music, communications and more.

    For decades the Aural Exciter’s patented technology has been the audio professional’s secret weapon; a powerful way to improve and enhance sonic quality more naturally than with equalization. Users always comment on how it “opens the sound” making it more spacious and clear. For individual sources or entire mixes, the Aural Exciter brings out detail, clarity and imaging that elevates the source without adding unwanted level or inducing distortion into the signal chain.

    The EXBB 500?s Aural Exciter offers discrete Tune, Harmonics and Mix controls, enabling users to fine tune the specific performance desired. For vocals and spoken dialog, the Aural Exciter increases intelligibility as it highlights the edges of consonants providing better “cues” of the language. For individual instruments, it adds punch and presence without changing the instrument’s tonal character. And on mixes, it adds presence, “airiness” and detail. The Aural Exciter is also an ideal solution for breathing life into bit rate reduced recordings and other compressed audio files.

    The Optical Big Bottom provides deep, powerful low-frequency punch, without the unwanted level boost that comes from adding traditional equalization. Music benefits are deeper, more resonant, detailed bass with tighter articulation, extending low frequency power and spectrum for a richer, more percussive sound – even at very low volume levels – all without the build-up or driver-damaging tendencies of bass EQ. The EXBB 500?s Big Bottom features Tune, Drive and Mix controls, enabling users to dynamically enhance low frequencies. The Big Bottom adds a deep, powerful low-frequency punch, without the unwanted level boost that comes from adding traditional EQ.

    • Features

      • Mono Aural Exciter and Optical Big Bottom
      • Independent enable buttons for each process
      • Balanced transformerless input/output
    • Specifications

      • Operating Level +4dBu
      • Input Type Transformerless, active balanced
      • Input Impedance 40K?
      • Nominal Input Level +4dBu
      • Maximum Input Level +24dBu
      • Output Impedance 110?
      • Nominal Input Level +4dBu
      • Maximum Input Level +24dBu
      • Frequency Response +.05dB 10Hz - 38kHz
      • Dynamic Range 120dB
      • THD 10Hz - 22kHz @ max output, .0003%
      • IMD 10Hz - 22kHz @ max output, .0007%
    • Item Includes

      • EXBB 500
      • Power cable
      • Manual

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